Indian telecommunications provider Tata Communications and German media company Constantin Medien have joined forces to create a new media hub in Germany.
The platform will offer content delivery, management, storage and computing services for businesses in media, sports, gaming and music industries across German-speaking countries in Europe.
The deal enables Tata Communications to target media customers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria by using Constantin Medien as its preferred channel to these markets and to offer Constantin Medien’s full service portfolio to its media customers around the world through the new media hub, opening up new revenue opportunities through global content contribution and distribution. In addition, Constantin Medien has chosen Tata Communications as its preferred provider for network and cloud infrastructure solutions.
Content by customers of Plazamedia, Constantin Medien’s production subsidiary, will be distributed from the media hub using Tata Communications’ video connect network which allows the delivery of live video feeds from anywhere in the world over its wholly-owned subsea fibre network, delivering connectivity to over 240 countries and territories.
To facilitate the management of increasing volumes of content for media companies, the new media hub will use Tata Communications’ Izo Private Cloud and Izo Cloud Storage services. Plazamedia will also resell these cloud infrastructure, compute and storage services to its customers. To ensure data sovereignty, Tata Communications will deploy a new Izo Private Cloud node in Munich. Additionally, Tata Communications will build a new connectivity hub in Plazamedia’s data centre in Ismaning near Munich.